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States organise joint non-profit prescription plan to cut drug costs

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 25 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:184
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    Nine states and the District of Columbia have banded together to create a joint non-profit operation to manage their prescription drug plans.

    Their goal is to put a brake on spending on drugs for millions of state government employees and Medicaid beneficiaries (the joint federal and state programme for poor people).

    The new prescription drug management plan comes at a time when a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that two thirds of states are cutting Medicaid benefits, …

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